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Hi all, I need to ensure that in case the assembly/dll qualifies all prerequisite for Installation in GAC path viz., Strong name, Signing etc., this should install assembly/dll in GAC path ie., ("C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Assembly\abc.dll")
#include <stdafx.h>
#include <windows.h>
#using <mscorlib.dll>
using namespace System;
using namespace System::EnterpriseServices::Internal;
//Adding Reference to the above in the project
bool InstallABC() {
   try {
        System::EnterpriseServices::Internal::Publish ^ pb = System::EnterpriseServices:;Internal::Publish();
    } catch(SecurityException & ex) {
        return false;
    return true;

if not it should display a message box, of Unsuccessfull in Installing the Assembly/dll in the GAC path, Since, I am writing this code as managed (C++/CLI extensions) within Unmanaged C++, I want to handle the Exception without allowing calling OS terminate/abort process,
could you share me some examples on managed(C++/CLI) specific to the above GACInstall(..) API.

Also, in exception handling does above code sufficient to capture the Unhandled Exception due to failure on part of Dll/Assembly to be placed in GAC.

Any Help in resolving the above would be much appreciable,


VS2008 IDE , Windows 7 o/s, Usage of GACInstall(..) programmatically,


Posted 15-May-13 4:54am
Updated 15-May-13 4:55am
Sergey Alexandrovich Kryukov 15-May-13 11:02am
Not clear: how can it be a problem? For goodness sake, handle the exception exactly the way you want, what can prevent your from doing that?

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